Patents Examined by Robert T Butcher
  • Patent number: 11512205
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a composite pigment which can be dispersed and made into paint in a manner that saves labor compared with conventional flat emulsion paints, and which can achieve concealing properties and low glossiness (a luster reduction effect) without separately adding a matting agent. This composite pigment contains an inorganic compound and/or an organic compound, and a fixed extender pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujimura, Shogo Iseya, Hironori Shimoita, Yusuke Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11505701
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to polymer resins, fibers, and yarns with permanent antimicrobial activity, and a method of producing the same. In one embodiment, the antimicrobial polymer resin comprises a polymer having less than 2500 ppm of zinc dispersed within the polymer, less than 1000 ppm of phosphorus, wherein the weight ratio of zinc to phosphorus is at least 1.3:1 or less than 0.64:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Osborn, Wai-Shing Yung
  • Patent number: 11499069
    Abstract: A (meth)acrylic copolymer of the present invention includes a constituent unit (B) derived from a polysiloxane block-containing polymerizable monomer (b) represented by Formula (b1). In Formula (b1), R30 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, a represents an integer of 2 to 5, b represents a number of 0 to 50, c represents an integer of 0 to 18, d represents a number of 1 to 1000, e represents a number of 1 to 80, R31 to R39 each represents an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a substituted phenyl group, a phenoxy group, or a substituted phenoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kana Taniguchi, Junichi Nakamura, Sho Katsumata
  • Patent number: 11472926
    Abstract: The present invention provides new impact protection materials and the method of making the same. More specifically, the impact protection materials are polymer-based shear-thickening composite comprising a non-shear-thickening polymer matrix material and one or more shear-thickening materials. Preferably, the non-shear-thickening polymer matrix material is in an amount from approximately 5 weight percent to approximately 90 weight percent with the balance being one or more shear-thickening materials. The first type of the one or more shear-thickening materials is sol-gel based shear-thickening material in which small inorganic particles are connected in a gel network; the second type is polymer-based shear-thickening material in which polymer chains form network. Compared to the existing shear-thickening materials, the present shear-thickening materials have different molecular structure and formulation and possess properties of good impact protection and good stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Jianjun Song, Kwok Keung Paul Ho, Han Wang, Kang Zhang, Liang Zhang, Cheng Chen, Sze Kui Lam
  • Patent number: 11472967
    Abstract: Provided is an antifouling coating composition containing a hydrolyzable resin (A), a first non-hydrolyzable resin (B), a second non-hydrolyzable resin (C), and an antifouling agent (D), in which a glass transition temperature TgB [° C.] and a solubility parameter SPB of the first non-hydrolyzable resin (B), and a glass transition temperature TgC [° C.] and a solubility parameter SPC of the second non-hydrolyzable resin (C) satisfy an expression [1]:TgB?TgC?60, an expression [2]:SPB ?9.5, an expression [3]:SPC?9.5, and an expression [4]:SPB?SPC|?1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Wataru Kitamura, Soichiro Tomiyama, Yasuhisa Nagase
  • Patent number: 11459443
    Abstract: Provided is a resin material capable of effectively enhancing insulation properties, adhesiveness and long-term insulation reliability. The resin material according to the present invention contains first inorganic particles having an average aspect ratio of 2 or less and an average circularity of 0.90 or less, second inorganic particles having an average aspect ratio of 2 or less and an average circularity of 0.95 or more, third inorganic particles having an average aspect ratio of more than 2, and a binder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yuko Kawahara, Keigo Oowashi, Kouji Ashiba, Rui Zhang, Kazuyuki Yahara, Osamu Inui, Hiroshi Maenaka
  • Patent number: 11459458
    Abstract: A hydrolysis resistant polyamide composition comprising from 50 wt % to 80 wt % polyamide polymer having a theoretical amine end group content of at least 55 ?eq/gram; and from 25 wt % to 60 wt % glass fibers. The weight ratio of polyamide polymer to glass fibers ranges from 0.5:1 to 4.0:1. The polyamide composition comprises less than 0.06 wt % copper; and/or from 1 ppb to 0.24 wt % non-copper metal halide compound. The polyamide composition, when hydrolysis aged for 500 hours at 130° C., demonstrates an impact resilience greater than 40 kJ/m2, as measured at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. Sparks, Ryan M. Hensarling
  • Patent number: 11453773
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer composition including: 100 parts by mass of a hydrogenated block copolymer (a); from 10 to 50 parts by mass of a polypropylene resin (b); from 5 to 100 parts by mass of a polyphenylene ether resin (c); and from 75 to 200 parts by mass of a non-aromatic softener (d), wherein the hydrogenated block copolymer (a) contains a hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) obtained by hydrogenation, the hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) comprising at least one polymer block A1 including mainly a vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon compound monomer unit, and at least one polymer block B1 including mainly a conjugated diene compound monomer unit, a weight-average molecular weight of the hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) is from 100,000 to 550,000, and a content of all vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon compound monomer units in the hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) is more than 20% by mass and 50% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Hisasue, Mika Horiuchi, Noriko Yagi
  • Patent number: 11447609
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing an improved compounded product and a compounded product prepared by that process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: Raymond E. Fogle, Troy D. Calvert, Zachary J. Carben, Steven C. Manning, Chie H. Wang, Paul A. Wheeler, J. Marty Zabcik
  • Patent number: 11447634
    Abstract: Carbon fiber precursor treatment agents include a nonionic surfactant, an amino-modified silicone, and a dimethyl silicone with a kinematic viscosity at 25° C. of 5 to 200 mm2/s. The mass ratio of the content of the amino-modified silicone with respect to the content of the dimethyl silicone is 99.9/0.1 to 90/10. Alternatively, when the total content of the nonionic surfactant, the amino-modified silicone, and the dimethyl silicone is taken as 100 parts by mass, the nonionic surfactant is contained at a ratio of 9 to 85 parts by mass, the amino-modified silicone is contained at a ratio of 10 to 90.9 parts by mass, and the dimethyl silicone is contained at a ratio of 0.1 to 5 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro Doi, Keiichiro Oshima
  • Patent number: 11441008
    Abstract: A composite powder containing microstructured particles obtainable by means of a method in which large particles are combined with small particles, wherein the large particles have an average particle diameter within the range from 0.1 ?m to 10 mm, the large particles comprise at least one polymer, the small particles are arranged on the surface of the large particles and/or distributed inhomogeneously within the large particles, the small particles comprise sphere-shaped precipitated calcium carbonate particles having an average diameter within the range from 0.05 ?m to 50.0 ?m, wherein the sphere-shaped calcium carbonate particles are obtainable by means of a method in which a. a calcium hydroxide suspension is initially charged, b. carbon dioxide or a carbon dioxide-containing gas mixture is introduced into the suspension from step a. and c. resultant calcium carbonate particles are separated off, with 0.3% by weight to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Marijan Vucak
  • Patent number: 11441029
    Abstract: A packaging film is provided. The packaging film includes a polymer matrix composed of poly (butylene succinate) (PBS), and a modified tapioca starch (TPS), where a weight ratio (w/w) of the PBS to the TPS is in a range of 3:2 to 2:3. The packaging film also includes an antimicrobial composite including an organometallic compound dispersed within the polymer matrix. The packaging film has a water vapor permeability in a range of 94,000-95,000 micrometer gram per second per square meter per pascal (g·?m/m2·s·Pa). A method to prepare the packaging film is also disclosed. The packaging films of the present disclosure prevent or inhibit the growth of gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria, particularly on food surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Anish Khan, Abdullah M Asiri, Tehseen Kamal, Mohammad Jawaid, Aziman Nurain
  • Patent number: 11434354
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a composition that includes an ethylene/?-olefin random copolymer having density of 0.890 g/cm3 or less, a melting point of 100° C. or less, and a melt index from 0.2 g/10 min to 8.0 g/10 min, a styrenic block copolymer comprising from 1 wt % to less than 50 wt % units of styrene, a tackifier, and an oil. The composition may exhibit an overall melt index of the composition of from 2 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min. The composition can be used as an adhesive in some embodiments. The present disclosure also includes multilayer films that include the composition, which may provide reclose functionality to the multilayer film. The multilayer films that include the composition may provide low initial opening force and improved reclose adhesion through multiple reclose cycles. The present disclosure also includes various types of reclosable packaging articles that include the multilayer films and adhesive compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Chuan-Yar Lai, Daniel W. Himmelberger, Vivek Kalihari, Cristina Serrat, Vinita Yadav
  • Patent number: 11434364
    Abstract: To provide a transparent resin composition having excellent optical characteristics, particularly, excellent optical characteristics under high temperature and high humidity. There is provided a transparent resin composition, including: an aromatic polycarbonate resin; and a water-insoluble organic sulfonic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, in which a content of the water-insoluble organic sulfonic acid and/or the metal salt thereof is 0.01 to 3.0 pts·mass to 100 pts·mass of the aromatic polycarbonate resin, and a dissolved amount of the water-insoluble organic sulfonic acid and/or the metal salt thereof is not more than 0.5 g to 100 g of pure water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Kuriyama, Yasuhito Inagaki, Takahiro Ohe, Kenji Ueda, Kohei Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11421115
    Abstract: A composition for forming an electroless plating undercoat comprising: (A) a conductive polymer (B) one or more resins selected from the group consisting of a polyester polyol resin and a polyether polyol resin; and (C) a polyisocyanate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hachiya, Fumioki Fukatsu
  • Patent number: 11414241
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are biodegradable resinous composite and extruded sheets comprising polystyrene and a thermoplastic amorphous starch and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Kwik Lok Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Carrell, Donald R. Allen
  • Patent number: 11401439
    Abstract: A coating film is provided in a cable, a medical hollow tube, a molded article and a hollow tube. The coating film is formed from a rubber composition including a rubber component and fine particles. A static friction coefficient on a surface of the coating film is 0.5 or less. When the coating film is subjected to a testing such that a long fiber non-woven fabric including cotton linters including an alcohol for disinfection with a length of 50 mm along a wiping direction is brought contiguous to the surface of the coating film at a shearing stress of 2×10?3 MPa to 4×10?3 MPa, followed by wiping off the surface of the coating film at a speed of 80 times/min to 120 times/min and 20,000 repetitions thereof for a wiping direction length of 150 mm, a difference (an absolute value of a difference) between the static friction coefficients of the coating film before and after the testing is not greater than 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Seiichi Kashimura, Masamichi Kishi, Naoto Teraki, Takanobu Watanabe, Yuriko Kiyokane
  • Patent number: 11397372
    Abstract: Provided is a molded article which contains a first enclosure; a second enclosure adjoined with the first enclosure; and a transparent member held by the second enclosure, each of the first enclosure and the second enclosure being independently made from a resin composition that contains a polyamide resin having a semi-crystallization time of 10 to 60 seconds, and a melting point of 200 to 280° C., and the transparent member having a pencil hardness of 8H or larger, and a linear expansion coefficient of 1×10?6 to 9×10?6/° C., where the semi-crystallization time means a time measured by depolarization photometry at a temperature 20° C. higher than the melting point of the polyamide resin, for a melting time of polyamide resin of 5 minutes, and at a temperature of crystallization bath of 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Fumihito Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11393609
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electric cable (10; 20) comprising: —an electric conductor (11, 21) surrounded with an electrically insulating layer (12, 22) made from a first polymer composition comprising: (a) polyvinyl chloride as a first polymer matrix, (b) an amount up to 45 phr of a plasticizing system consisting of a phthalate plasticizer and a second plasticizer selected from: dialkyl-adipate, dialkyl-sebacate or dialkyl-azelate, wherein the alkyl group contains from 4 to 10 carbon atoms; the first polymer composition having a limiting oxygen index (LOI) up to 30%; and—an outer sheath (13, 24), surrounding the insulating layer (12, 22), made from a second polymer composition comprising: (i) a halogen-free second polymer matrix; and (ii) a halogen-free inorganic flame-retardant filler in amount suitable to impart flame retardant properties to the outer sheath (13, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventors: Zekeriya Sirin, Alaettin Senkaya, Serdar Buyuk, Ozlem Albayrak
  • Patent number: 11390568
    Abstract: To provide a ceramic composite and a production method therefor allowing ease of processing to be improved and fracture toughness to be improved simultaneously. The invention includes the steps of: preparing at least a liquid-form resin and a ceramic sintered body which has been sintered at a temperature which is 700° C. to 100° C. less than a sintering temperature at which a theoretical density is obtained; immersing the ceramic sintered body in the liquid-form resin, causing the liquid-form resin to infiltrate the ceramic sintered body; and hardening the infiltrated liquid-form resin to obtain a ceramic composite having a relative density of between 40% and 90% by causing the resin to infiltrate. Gaps where no resin has infiltrated are formed in the ceramic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Hikaru Muto, Yusuke Akiyama, Shinichi Takeda, Shunsuke Karashima, Shunpei Amano